Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2017) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Starring: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum
Rated: R/Region A/2:38/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Lionsgate Films
A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.
There was something about a George Romero zombie movie that made them seem like way more than just a zombie movie. Even when they were bad later on they still had at least a voice and a point. There was heart there even if nothing else. Day of the Dead: Bloodline is a movie that takes the Day of the Dead name but neglects to take anything else from the classic horror film. This is a movie that not only misses Romero’s point, but it seems to lack heart. Sure, we have scientists and military trapped in a fort of sorts. We have a romance with the lead doctor (aka leading lady) and a military man. We even have a zombie that is not like the rest. That is where any comparison to the classic should stop. It sounds familiar but is totally different in a none-good sort of way. Also, it goes without saying that I rarely talk bad about acting in horror movies, but if I feel it needs to mentioned then you should know it’s bad. Trust me, in this movie the acting is horrible. Everything sounds forced and you feel as if you are hearing it from robots.
One of the biggest changes from the original is with our “smart zombie”. No, this time it isn’t the harmless Bub who you like. This time it’s a guy named Max played by Johnathon Schaech. Before he turns into a zombie he’s a creep who tries to rape our leading lady played by Sophie Skelton. He’s got some stuff going on that makes the virus not totally turns him and he may also be the cure to all of this. Sadly, it isn’t executed well at all and you just sort of end up with a movie that may be good for a once over but you’ll forget it and never think about it again after. With the gore it has I don’t think I’d call it as bad as the last remake of Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead 3D, but when that bar was set so slow barely being able to go over it isn’t much of an accomplishment.
– Day of the Dead Bloodline: Reviving the Horror
Quality of Transfer: 100%
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